Alice Gorman - Dr Space Junk Vs. the Universe: Archaeology and the Future — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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An archeologist, Gorman has taken the field where it has never gone before: space. Exploring the connection between humans and the larger cosmic context, Gorman investigates both the dust, craters, and fallen shards of things like Skylab that space has left on Earth, as well as the artifacts we’ve put into space. Often referred to as “space junk,” these objects range from obsolete satellites and discarded tools to the flag planted on the moon and messages broadcast to extraterrestrials. As Gorman shows, each specimen embodies its historical moment, raises tantalizing questions, and tells stories about our dreams and hopes.


Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
Dr Space Junk Vs the Universe: Archaeology and the Future Cover Image
By Alice Gorman, Adam Roberts (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780262043434
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Published: MIT Press - October 22nd, 2019

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